Fort Worth Senior Citizens Make The Most of Quarantine, Singing Songs from Their Balconies

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- As many elderly citizens are stuck inside, a Fort Worth senior living facility made the most of it.

Around 100 residents at Fort Worth’s Trinity Terrace went to their balconies to sing some songs and spread a little cheer during these uncertain times.

“Everyone was thrilled to be out socializing even from a distance because we’ve been sheltering in place in our apartments so it felt like we were kind of in seclusion,” said Kenneth Knight Resident and Conductor of Trinity Terrace’s Ukulele Band. “The first song we sang, appropriately, was don’t fence me in,” he said.

Knight said it was a hit, helping to raise the spirits of our community’s most vulnerable, who’ve been confined to their homes.

“We are actually planning to do this every week now,” Knight laughed. “It sort of takes the place of our weekly happy our or social hour we used to do every Thursday at 4 o clock, we’ve done that every week for 6 or 8 years,” he said.

This goes to show something as simple as singing can be a mood booster during these uncertain times.

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